It’s been a year of highs and lows in Houston! From hosting a Super Bowl to Hurricane Harvey to the Astros winning the World Series there is no doubt that 2017 was a dramatic one. As always we are so grateful to live in this vibrant city that truly is #HoustonStrong.
Whether you’re spending a quiet holiday with immediate family or hosting a crowd, make this holiday season a breeze with some of our favorite tips for enjoying the holidays in Houston.
The team at Cabinets & Designs wants to wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Whether you are celebrating here in Houston, or traveling to visit with family and friends, we hope your holiday is full of love, laughter, and turkey, of course!
As always we are grateful for our families at home, and our wonderful work family here at C&D. We’re also grateful to you, our clients—both present and future—for your support and patience this year while we moved to our new home at The Shoppes at Memorial Villages at I-10 and Wirt Road. Thank you for “excusing the dust” during the long renovation period! The showroom is really coming together, and we hope you’ll stop in and visit between now and the end of the year—especially now that Wood-Mode has extended their ‘Pick-a-Premium’ sale through February 24, 2017!
Last week our city was once again hit with historic floods, and many homeowners find themselves facing a long, slow road to flood damage recovery—some of them for the second time in less than a year. More than 1,700 homes have been reported damaged in the storm.
Our hearts go out to our neighbors who lost so much, yet our spirits have been buoyed as we have watched the unfailingly generous and resilient nature of Houstonians reveal itself in the days since the rain stopped. This week we will keep the blog short and sweet, and direct you to important resources you may need if your home was affected by the recent flooding.
GHBA and City of Houston Resources
Both the Greater Houston Builders Association and the City of Houston have online resources to assist you in securing flood protection. Disaster resources for homeowners from GHBA include:
We also suggest you take a look back at one of our posts from 2015: Tips to avoid unscrupulous contractors, inspired by GHBA CEO Toy Wood’s suggestions on Cox Radio after the Memorial Day storms.
We also want to refer to the City of Houston website, where you will find all of the links you need related to relief and recovery efforts, including information on volunteering, donations, and informational meetings; “Next Steps After the Flood” is a handy “at-a-glance” reference that includes tips and additional information on meetings. You can report flood damage in your home or business as well. It’s also worth noting the Houston Health Department Zika Virus update resource page where you will find additional fact sheets and prevention tips.
Real-time updates on social media are another great way to get information before, during, and after a storm. Here are some folks we think you should follow:
- City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (Facebook, Twitter)
- Houston Red Cross (Facebook, Twitter)
- National Weather Service Houston/Galveston (Facebook, Twitter)
We are open for business in our new showroom at The Shoppes at Memorial Villages at I-10 and Wirt Rd.! Stop out and see us as we get settled in our new home! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Houzz!